Lukianoff and Christakis to Students: Use Your Words!

Greg writes in The Huffington Post a response to Erika Christakis’s recent observations about college and university students’ increasing reluctance to push back against statements or ideas with which they disagree.

When we refuse to even have conversations on divisive issues, we help create a culture that fosters silence instead of exploration and innovation. New ideas cannot flourish and progress cannot be made in a society that fears talking it out.

Greg praises Christakis’s insight and joins her in saying to today’s college students: “‘Be offended. Get hurt once in awhile. Make your case.’ Don’t get into the habit of staying silent.” Check out his full response here.